JUVENILE OFFENDERS — MONITORING
331. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the Leader of the House representing
the Minister for Child Protection:
I refer to question without notice
263, regarding reportable offenders attending high school.
(1) Is the
minister aware that there are currently 35 reportable offenders under the age
of 18 who are attending high school?
(2) If no to (1), why not?
(3) Further to
(1), how many of those is the department currently managing through the
multi-agency protocols for education options for young people charged with
harmful sexual behaviours?
(4) How many other young people is
the department managing, pursuant to those same protocols?
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
(1)–(2) The Department of Communities cannot comment on
data provided by the Western Australia Police Force. As a party to the multi-agency protocol for education
options for young people charged with harmful sexual behaviours, the
Department of Communities works with WA police and the Department of Education
to manage the education requirements of young people charged with such
offences. Communities will be notified of these children but may not have an
ongoing role with the young person if their parents have been assessed as
having capacity to protect their child under the Children and Community
Services Act 2004. If the young person is in the care of the CEO, the
Department of Communities will have an active role in the management of
education options and other support services for this young person.
(3)–(4) This information is not available in the time
provided. I request that the member put this question on notice.